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Rob & Karen



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:23 pm    Post subject: Klean Heat Shelf Life Reply with quote

We just installed a Wallas 1300 and are using Klean Heat for fuel. I bought three jugs from Home Depot thinking that it may be a seasonal item around here. Scan Marine cautioned that Kerosene deteriorates quickly and that fresh fuel is important. I was wondering what experience others have had with storing Klean Heat for any length of time. How long have you kept it without problems? Do you use any additives in it?

Thanks for any information.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Klean Heat Shelf Life Reply with quote

Rob & Karen wrote:
We just installed a Wallas 1300 and are using Klean Heat for fuel. I bought three jugs from Home Depot thinking that it may be a seasonal item around here. Scan Marine cautioned that Kerosene deteriorates quickly and that fresh fuel is important. I was wondering what experience others have had with storing Klean Heat for any length of time. How long have you kept it without problems? Do you use any additives in it?

Thanks for any information.

Rob & Karen


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is my understanding the shelf-life is 2 years for an unopened container and 6 months for an open one.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am using 2 yr old Klean Heat right now, just burned about 14 hrs total during my outing this week. No problems. This is synthetically manufactured (formula unknown), the shelf life will most likely be different than kerosene. I also heard (from Scan Marine I believe) that when kerosene deterioates, it begins to leave a residue or precipitates at the bottom of the container. Not sure about that one, but I checked my containers, no solids.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:34 am    Post subject: kleen heat use Reply with quote

Right now i'm burning a jug that is over two years old...kept in unheated barn area. No problems. I always start on highest setting and shut off in highest setting to burn off carbon,I'm told.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just make sure the jugs sit completely on the shelf. I had two that got moved around a bit and hung off maybe an inch on one end. And it happened to be the end closest to the wall that you don't see. This will make the container sag just enough to make a nice tiny crack.

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